West Coast Eccentrics Meets East Coast Eclectics. New York is commonly known as “the City that never sleeps,” and that’s especially true during Fashion Week. The founders of Juicy Couture, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, tripped the lights fantastic in the underground parking garage at Lincoln Center. The “raw” space that encompassed the debut of their “Because the Sky Is Blue” collection was brilliantly conceived by Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda. Strategically placed white cubes and screens projected images of California redwood trees and a “Runway Runaway.”
The show featured some “rock royalty” in model Theodora Richards (Patti Hensen and Keith Richard”s daughter), who also modeled a black see-thru dress. Gela’s husband John Taylor, (bass-god guitarist and co-founder of the 80’s band Duran Duran), arranged the music, that consisted of tracks performed by Allison Iraheta.
In keeping with the West Coast flair, many of the dresses and skirts were made of what appeared to be a sheer chiffon material with a dove-tail style trailing behind them (for added glam). Fur vests and coats added warmth to the chic but vintage styled brand. Sheer and/or shiny fabrics were in homage perhaps, to Studio 54. Stiletto boots and an enhanced version of the classic Juicy track suit spoke for itself. Bohemian and hippie influences were apparent though-out this eye-popping presentation.
Skaist-Taylor’s line of ready-to-wear apparel is about to take this planet to an entirely new dimension of fashionably sexy but also, comfortable.
thanks to Sharmila Tredger for this fashion week report